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Originally Posted by Psycho Papa Joe View Post
Bob Gainey - Winning the Conn Smythe in 1979. There had been great 3rd line checkers before, but never had any one of them won a major NHL award the level of a Conn. Winning one on a team full of Conn contenders was especially impressive.
He still needed some more time. He won two more Selkes after that, played in another Canada Cup and won another Stanley Cup in 1986. All the while playing the entire decade of the 1980s and still being a premier defensive forward. The odd person gripes about Gainey being in the HHOF as it stands now, imagine had he left the game in 1979. No, I think he needed more time.

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